Firing Civil War Cannon Built In 1865

  • Published on Mar 26, 2018
  • Firing the Brooke rifled naval cannon at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia! And a little history on the cannon.
    Thanks to the National Civil War Naval Museum for allowing us to film!
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  • Sidestep Adventures
    Sidestep Adventures  Year ago +77

    For more Civil War era history, check out - “The Tale Of Samantha Street” tells the story of a forgotten slave cemetery and a sweet lady, a former slave, who wished to be burried with her family. Also check out the story of a forgotten Confederate fort not too far from where this cannon was fired.

    • Jeff Wilkins
      Jeff Wilkins 29 days ago

      Why Mr. Seymour noted that this is a *15" BROOKE* rifle first, I have no idea. He later corrected himself, noting that it was a 7", as he remarked about the markings off the trunnions.
      The BIGGEST RIFLED Brookes is the 7"..........just what he noted later in the interview.
      The BIGGEST Brooke was an 11" SMOOTHBORE.
      The Brookes were offered first with a Single Breech Band, then a Double Breech Band, and lastly a Triple Banded Breech; offered in March 1862.
      *Bottomline, an AWESOME VIDEO,* just a slip of the tongue. 👍🏼😎

    • mitchell wood
      mitchell wood 5 months ago +1

      FOR GOD SAKES GOOD SIR, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE???????????????????? WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT YOURSELF? YES ! YES ! YES !!!!!! THAT ONE... PUT THE BUTTON IN...... lord have mercy crying out loud........ what is going on with you today? you're not your normal self!

    • Джейсон Хичкок
      Джейсон Хичкок 8 months ago

      Sidestep Adventures
      And once again, it’s time for the Republicans to kick the living shit out of the Democrats once again in the year 2019.

    • T Dog
      T Dog Year ago +1

      Hay I shot that gun that’s in Columbus Georgia I live across the river over there and I signed up with those boys thanks for sharing

  • Patrick F
    Patrick F 17 minutes ago

    What the hell low load with no projectile , kind of a let down

  • Jose Gutierrez
    Jose Gutierrez Day ago


  • Roy&Shashi Brock

    Video quality is good, subject is something I want to see, then best part is ruined by having the person handing the tools for loading stand right in the way so I could not see what and how the load was inserted and packed. Good Job! (sarcasm)

  • Ricky Syers
    Ricky Syers 2 days ago

    can't believe the loader had a cigar hanging out of his mug!

  • 1976 bronx
    1976 bronx 3 days ago

    I fell asleep

  • Jimmy Moschenrose
    Jimmy Moschenrose 4 days ago


  • justin blake
    justin blake 4 days ago

    No projectile that was sjit

  • Evad Sel
    Evad Sel 4 days ago

    That’s probably a 1//4 of the powder they’d normally use, plus no projectile was used

  • Lawrence Tyler
    Lawrence Tyler 8 days ago

    Is the pole dude drunk ? 🤔

  • superhoggbike
    superhoggbike 11 days ago

    this cannon was obviously on the losing side, slow to load, no way to aim

  • Earl Garcia
    Earl Garcia 12 days ago

    The best part is it didn’t take long at all to load it...

  • Ernest Turner
    Ernest Turner 14 days ago

    I fired artillery as a re-enactor at Chalmette Battlefield in New Orleans(War of 1812) and Civil War and I can tell you that after firing a 6lb.field piece or a 12lb. Naval carriage all day,my body would be sore from the concussion..But oh so fun..

  • druckman
    druckman 16 days ago

    The historian missed one out of his 247 buttons.

  • Sirmellowman
    Sirmellowman 17 days ago

    laaaaaaaaame, no projectile.

  • suhail ahamed
    suhail ahamed 17 days ago

    Madarchod angarej

  • Steven Reyngold
    Steven Reyngold 20 days ago

    A Naval gun is not called a canon, it is a gun. I am not sure how that works if you take said gun from a ship and transfer it to land. Does it then become a canon?

  • Justin Smith
    Justin Smith 22 days ago

    That 1 button not buttoned up is bugging the hell out of me lol

  • Robin Hassler
    Robin Hassler 25 days ago

    Loved the slow-mo! Thanks for filming this.

  • 3rd Battalion 11th Marines

    Hmmmmm.......who on earth would downvote a vid about American History ? Seems un-American....

  • Flex It
    Flex It Month ago

    Rocket science nope pretty simple shit

  • Dave H
    Dave H Month ago

    Yikes, get a wind cover on that mic!

  • Over Man
    Over Man Month ago +1
    This article says that the Jackson only had 2 x 32 pounders?

  • Rince Resource
    Rince Resource Month ago

    All that pageantry for one shot?

  • Marko Naumovic
    Marko Naumovic Month ago

    This cannons used for fortifications.In First serbian and seccond serbian uprising 1804 qnd 1815 against Turk Karageorge Black George and Milos Obrenovic used that for good turkish fortifications They called those cannons kabuz.

  • gus6685
    gus6685 Month ago

    As this was a Confederate cannon, manufactured at the Selma armory, why the Yankee uniforms?

  • Scotti p
    Scotti p Month ago

    Rifled barrel. Who knew? Wow

  • Brad
    Brad Month ago

    The guy with the pipe stood at the muzzle while powder charge was loaded?

  • Bighorn44 None
    Bighorn44 None Month ago

    Powder puff charge in that gun.

  • Opep 773
    Opep 773 Month ago

    They open fire at 7:20

  • Priscilla Ross-Fox
    Priscilla Ross-Fox Month ago

    Pretty cool but you need a sock on the mic. Can't hear what they're saying sometimes.

  • rohit parker
    rohit parker Month ago

    So much time waste In loading........

  • Truth Betold65
    Truth Betold65 Month ago

    This needs to be seen on all the news networks.. the first 10 minutes... this is news.

  • Rayhan Islam
    Rayhan Islam Month ago

    1 2 hiii

  • John Turner
    John Turner Month ago

    heritage history craftsmanship pride
    from a tube that sat at bottom of river

  • Guerrilla
    Guerrilla 2 months ago

    Now where can I buy a cannon? Second amendment protects my god given right to keep and bear arms, arms short for armaments, which include guns, cannons, and other armaments.

  • Daniel Prior
    Daniel Prior 2 months ago

    All that work we and they all look away when they fire it!

  • ghostt girl ghostt spook

    Wow!! Love it!

  • Thomas C.
    Thomas C. 2 months ago +1

    Imagine a full charge with a projectile

  • B. Trug
    B. Trug 2 months ago +1

    Wow great to see the cannon in

  • Stephen Boodoo
    Stephen Boodoo 2 months ago

    No close ups. To much talking.

  • Johnathon
    Johnathon 2 months ago

    Awesome video! I can imagine the damage that would do to charging confederates.

  • Michael Cook
    Michael Cook 2 months ago

    AWESOME!! Equally amazing is the quality of construction allows it to be fired 154 years later. People think that nothing more than buckshot was used in the Civil War(actually, The War Between the States) had horrific amounts of physical damage done to soldiers who survived. Many suffered both mentally and physically. With scant medicines to control pain, many became alcoholics or addictive to morphine. Without corrective surgery, many were disfigured for life, some to the point they never left the home. If they were lucky, they could work the fields. Others were confined to bed or chair, needing to be nursed the rest of their lives.
    I love your try to make a record of a world of the past that, without your dedication, would slip into history unnoticed. I liken your passion to the search for and filming of Titanic. Your locations may not have the notoriety, but, is in essence, the same thing.

  • Armor Vestrus
    Armor Vestrus 2 months ago +2

    Wow! that was awesome! Cheers to the South. It was worth the wait to see that big gun fire off. So cool.

  • Stephen Hutchinson
    Stephen Hutchinson 2 months ago

    Brilliant how the camera is behind that gunner so you can’t see any of the muzzle load! Fantastic directing. Bravo! Other than that yer impressive bang!!

  • Shari Chambers
    Shari Chambers 2 months ago

    Damn! Wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of that bad boy! I'm a woman and wow! That was so cool!

  • Arc1_
    Arc1_ 2 months ago

    So this is what Tchaikovsky used in 1812 Overture? The cannons at the piece?

  • Nele Abels
    Nele Abels 2 months ago

    Oops. They forgot the shell! ;)

  • Russian Empire
    Russian Empire 2 months ago

    they should restore that ironclad

  • TrainMan Production
    TrainMan Production 3 months ago

    Nice 👍

  • 1stMinn Sharpshooters
    1stMinn Sharpshooters 3 months ago +1

    Sharing a similar large Sea Cost Howitzer - first time fired since 1840 - we used 6 pounds of black power max load is 25 pounds Enjoy at

  • Sam Fondren
    Sam Fondren 3 months ago

    If you have ever wondered why Stonewall Jackson was partially deaf, stand close to one of these weapons; and then do it every day for a month, without earplugs.

  • Will Gutierrez
    Will Gutierrez 3 months ago +1


  • T S
    T S 3 months ago +2

    Imagine being on the receiving end of that bad boy!!
    That was really awesome to see, many thanks.

  • Hoggarth The Wise Smeagol

    That firing process was ridiculously long

  • Lucas Aldrich
    Lucas Aldrich 3 months ago

    That's my unit the Pawnee Guard, in the white pants. I had a blast participating at the last river blast event despite freezing our ass off at night. We had fun.

  • jannis joplin
    jannis joplin 3 months ago


  • rebel son
    rebel son 3 months ago

    WAS'NT a civil war!!!

  • De Dowd
    De Dowd 3 months ago

    Thanks so much for the video!

  • Lukas P
    Lukas P 3 months ago

    Terrible music